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Yardzen Partners with Oldcastle APG to Integrate Premier Outdoor Living Solutions into its Tech-Enabled Platform

March 7, 2023
The backyard of a Uardzen X Oldcastle project

Innovative partnership enhances options for customers across the US by adding industry-leading hardscape and building products to end-to-end landscape design and build offerings.

Yardzen, the leading technology-enabled landscape design and build platform, today announced its partnership with Oldcastle APG, a CRH Company and the largest manufacturer of outdoor living and building materials in North America. The integration of Oldcastle APG’s signature products into Yardzen’s custom design platform will provide homeowners and contractors access to a full suite of high-quality and durable materials for creating beautiful and functional outdoor spaces.

Yardzen is the innovative online landscape design and build platform that uses technology–including satellite imagery, 3D rendering software and the tech on modern mobile devices–to deliver a fundamentally better client experience, and ultimately, a better landscape design. Without visiting a property, the company’s platform creates a fully custom design that factors in the homeowner’s aesthetic preferences and style, the unique characteristics of their property–such as sun, shade patterns, and slope–and the plants and building materials that will thrive.

Outdoor fireplace area with an outdoor fireplace in the middle and chairs surrounding the fireplace

This partnership further drives Yardzen’s unique ability to bring homeowners, contractors, world-class outdoor solutions and market-leading brands together in the same space to streamline the landscaping process. Now, homeowners using Yardzen’s digital platform can easily visualize their outdoor spaces and confidently choose Oldcastle APG products without feeling overwhelmed or pressed for time. Similarly, contractors will benefit from having Oldcastle APG solutions easily incorporated into their designs.

Signature Oldcastle APG products that will be integrated into the Yardzen platform include Belgard hardscapes, wall systems and fire pits; PebbleTec pool finishes; and Barrette Outdoor Living’s fencing and pergolas.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to partner with Oldcastle APG and its portfolio of world-class building materials brands,”said Allison Messner, CEO of Yardzen. “As homeowners increasingly have a strong point of view about the specific materials and design decisions that will enable them to achieve the form and function they desire for their outdoor spaces, the partnership with OldcastleAPG empowers Yardzen to smartly introduce our clients and contractor partners to the best materials available.”

“Given our shared passion for creating amazingoutdoor living spaces, our partnership with Yardzen presents new and exciting opportunities to best serve our customers,” said Tim Ortman, President, Oldcastle APG. “Our portfolio of outdoor living solutions will supply a broad range of options for creating personalized designs that deliver form, style and function. We look forward to working with Yardzen on this new, innovative approach to bringing people’s visions for their outdoor spaces to life.”

Backyard pool area with shrubs and a tree and an outdoor seating area with a pool on the right side of the back of the house

Yardzen offers an end-to-end solution to landscaping by connecting homeowners with vetted landscape designers who understand their budget, style preferences, unique site conditions, and how they want to live in their space. Yardzen’s team then connects homeowners to local, vetted contractors, ensuring a timely and highly communicative bidding and installation process that homeowners trust. To get started on your outdoor project, visit

About Yardzen

Founded in 2018, Yardzen is changing the landscape design and build process by delivering a fundamentally better experience to homeowners and contractors, alike. From the online studio to the field, clients are treated to a custom design firm experience that respects their time and aligns with their priorities, before being connected to a vetted pro who can bring the design to life. Named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative companies in 2022. For more information, please visit

About Belgard®

Belgard, part of Oldcastle APG, offers a complete collection of paver and wall products for outdoor living spaces, walkways, driveways, parking areas, and retaining walls. Available in a range of styles, premium Belgard products have been found in America’s finest homes and award-winning commercial and retail properties since 1995. For more information, visit or call 1-877-Belgard (235-4273).

Oldcastle APG is part of CRH’s Building Products Division.

About Oldcastle APG

Oldcastle APG, a CRH Company, is a leading provider of outdoor living and building materials, with industry-leading positions in concrete masonry, hardscapes, bagged dry mixes, lawn and garden, and composite decking. Oldcastle APG’s brand portfolio includes Belgard hardscapes, Echelonmasonry, Sakrete and Amerimix packaged products, Pebble Technology International pool finishes and MoistureShield composite decking. For more information

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